Here we go! We are beyond thrilled to share with you the first outstanding live artists from near and far who will be joining us for our 25th anniversary year.
Our first reveal of just a few of the live acts joining us features some of our most beloved favourites from over the years as well as exciting brand new international acts who have never performed on these shores before! Drum roll please…
Zentone (High Tone + Zenzile)
The two most legendary dub bands in France, Zenzile and High Tone, will collaborate live on our Bo Airigh greenstage. High Tone were scheduled to play our 2020 festival and we’re overjoyed to finally have them for this special show. Zentone Chapter 2 is the two epic bands second collaboration, but first together in the UK. Their enjoyment in each other promises to infect audiences… and confirm that in the face of the digital wave, live dub played on ‘traditional’ instruments maintains and paves the way for a bright future.
Bristol nine-piece band mixing a heavy four-piece brass section with funk, dance and hip-hop. Originally due to play in 2020, we are delighted to finally have them grace our Bo Airigh stage.
Old Blind Dogs
Old Blind Dogs return to commemorate 25 years since opening the first edition of Knockengorroch back in June 1998! Now just a tad older but no less gritty, this band are Scottish salt of the earth and we absolutely love them!
Yiddish Twist Orchestra
Eight-piece band paying homage to the Jewish twist or ‘der Shvitz’, a delirious mix of West Indian Calypso, mambo, surf guitar, classic Yiddish songs and English beat rhythms.
Young Palestinian-American violin master combining Middle Eastern and Indian music with modern jazz and even rock, playing for the first time ever in the UK, we are honoured to present him and his full band at Knockengorroch!
Mungo’s Hi Fi Soundsystem with Marina P & Solo Banton
Knockengorroch staples the massive, the mighty, the only Mungo’s Hi Fi will be back with a full sound system and their unique take on ska, reggae, dancehall and dubstep, joined by long-standing collaborators MC Marina P & Solo Banton.
The Langan Band
Are back! Our favourite threesome has come a long way and will be in full force with progressive folk, jazz influences and world music combining to create a modern and exhilarating sound very much rooted in modern traditions.
Fragmented electronic sounds and jazz mixed with music from the French West-Indies: gwo-ka, biguine, quadrille and more. This exciting French/Creole act has more hooks that you can swing a lost property coat at.
Another Knockengorroch favourite who we haven’t seen for a while. This quintet have lost none of their fire, with a well-stocked armoury of stringed instruments, the rhythmic energy of flute and drums and a bagful of joint-jumping tunes, putting the groove into traditional and original European Folk music from medieval times to today.
Blending trad folk with electronic music – the fire and energy of their timeless fiddle and guitar integrated into a distinctly modern groove. Brand new, fresh and blasting the way.
Chilean quintet blending Indigenous South American music with experimental and progressive sound, using elements from folk, jazz and art music. Another first for the UK, prepare to wig out with these crazy cats!
…all this and many many more acts, including our dance tent line-ups, to be announced in the new year!
View the line-up so far
Knock Bus tickets now on sale
If you’re looking for an eco and wallet friendly option for travelling to your favourite festival, the Knock Bus has your back! Leaving from Glasgow and Edinburgh on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th, returning Monday 29th May. All ages welcome.
Book your seat on the most excellent Knock Bus here
Last day for 6-month payment plans
There’s no time like the present! With just a few months left before we all meet again, bag your ticket now and pay it off in chunks using our 6-month ticket plan. This is the last day it’s is available before the 4-month payment plans are launched, so don’t miss out. If you’re stumped for what to get your loved one for Christmas, a Knock ticket might make an amazing gift!
Tickets and payment plans available here
See you soon in the hills…